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Kegging and Bottling / Craberry Wheat: Add yeast at bottling?
« on: December 08, 2012, 03:36:57 PM »
I have a Cranberry Wheat that I'm ready to bottle and was wondering if I should add some yeast. This is finishing off the 5th week of being in fermented. 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks with the cranberries and now 1 week for clarifying.

I know this is not a strong beer although I cannot say what the final gravity is at this time, but with the addition of the fruit and only being able to keep it around 70 with the fruit and now 72 in clarifying, should I add some yeast so it will be ready to consume at Christmas.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Traveling with wort
« on: July 12, 2012, 10:37:43 PM »
I will travel home with the wort, then pitch. I will have a chest freezer with a temp controlling my garage to control the fermentation temps.

Thanks for so much input. I'm looking forward to brewing my first batch.

Yeast and Fermentation / Traveling with wort
« on: July 12, 2012, 02:39:31 AM »
I have a question. I may not be able to brew anything at the apartment complex that I live in, but my parents live 10 minutes away. I'm thinking about brewing there and bringing the wort home to ferment. Will traveling with the wort ruin it? Can I pitch the yeast before bringing it home or should I wait the 10 minute drive... If even advisable.


Equipment and Software / Jockey Box Wort Cooler
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:58:11 AM »
Has anyone used a jockey box as a wort cooler? I live in an apartment complex and have a garage where I would like to do my brewing. My problem is, that the closest water source is probably 50 yards away, and impractical to run multiple hoses across other peoples apartments.

I have been wondering if this would be an option? I would think that at first, the wort may be cooler than necessary, but towards the end, it may even out to a good pitching temp. I would suspect that very good temperature control and standing by with ice and possibly draining off the melted water would be a must if using this system.

Any thoughts, ideas, experiences etc would be greatly appreciated.


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